Last Updated on October 24, 2021 by Umar Khan
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets. A thumping victory for Sri Lankan team. Got two important points that will definitely help Sri Lanka as the tournament progrecess. Group A is the tough group of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. A good win for the Sri Lankan team.
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh and starts its T20 World Cup journey on a high. It was a magnificent chase. Sri Lanka chased and won the target with ease. Initially, the Sri Lankan team lost a few wickets in quick succession but after that Rajapaksa and Asalanka made a brilliant recovery and made sure that the team could chase the target, and in the end, they succeeded in chasing a huge target of 172 runs in 18.5 overs leaving 7 balls to spare.
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first. Bangladesh posted a huge total of 171 runs in their allotted 20 overs. The star batters of the Bangladesh inning were Niam and Mushfiq who made 62 runs and 57 runs.
Sri Lanka started the chase in a positive way but lost 3 wickets in quick succession from 70 to 80 runs. And it seems that Sri Lanka is going to lose the match. But the partnership between Rajapaksa and Asalanka of 94 runs.
Rajapaksa made 53 runs facing 31 balls and Asalanka made 80 runs beaten made sure to get his team over the line.